I am so sorry I have been gone much too long. I was moving and things get so crazy when one moves. We are having an amazingly hard time acquiring internet access or I would have been here some time ago. The company responsible simply refuses to do the job. So for at least the time being I am going old school with a good old fashioned DSL. I know right………. I went months without cable tv or internet…. And I have been really busy trying to catch up on so much. But, lets re-start this party shall we? Let me show you some of the sights of Wildflower Farm, my new home and the location of the Cafe Primrose studio and kitchen.
One of the nicest things about our home at Wildflower Farm, is the smell. The air is fresh and full of forest greens and freshly cut grass. Sometimes, the wind carries the smell of fresh hay, oats, horses and goats…. And when the sun is shining and the temperature is pleasant, I throw open all the windows and let the fragrances into the house with the fresh clean country air.
Around the five acres that make up Wildflower Farm, you will find all sorts of oddities that time forgot. Such as an old stone wall that I have not yet photographed and a couple of old fences, and even a tree growing through some sort of old rusting farming equipment. Here is one of the old wooden fences forgotten by time and over run with the wildflowers that run rampant through the farm. Seriously, I have more wild chamomile than I could use in 100 years….. All of it flowering. Many interesting plants live here not just chamomile we have quite a number of wild growing herbs and flowers. And along the other old dilapidated fence in front of the house there are rasberries or maybe blackberries growing…. not sure yet…. There are even a couple mulberry trees and I discovered some kind of fruit tree today. So that was nice.
This place has a history, long ago before the previous owners bought this land and built this beautiful house, this was a giant empty cow field that had sat, out of use forgotten for some twenty years, so forgotten that the taxes were over 20 years overdue. Then, the previous owner bought the land, and it became very much what it is today. Sadly, life changes and the level ground under our feet sometimes shifts and we find ourselves seeking somewhere new to stand. And so it was for the previous owner. And so we discovered this place when he put it on the market and we fell in love with it and we have made it our home.
The house is not the only structure on the grounds to have found new occupants. The little wood shed now is home to a gaggle of chickens! We are awaiting our first eggs. Hopefully in the coming months there will be many beautiful fresh eggs for us to eat and to enjoy. Our chickens, roam freely about the farm scavenging and living the high life. Hopefully the spring will see us doing some articles on goats and bees, as that is the plan for the spring. Wildflower Farm is a dream that is slowly developing.
In addition to all the farm animals around here between our dogs and chickens and the next door neighbor’s small herd of horses and goats we see many wild animals. Several foxes, Dr. Primrose, saw several wandering skunks the other day,(let us take a moment to pray for the dogs, that they never encounter them.) Also a snake was spotted, and Yoda the dog, has started up an unlikely friendship of sorts with a strange and truly twisted evil little chipmunk that I have taken to calling, Brave. It comes to the back door and dances around in front of the glass, drives the dog nuts sometimes for hours… It is one fearless little thing….. But the crowning glory would be the deer. They come right into the yard. But they are wild so I can’t get too close….
I have many more photos I could share, but I think this is enough to show just how magical this place is. And, the great news is that, the Cafe Primrose studio is now open by appointment to the public! So if you would like to come out to see the work I do and take a walk around the property, meet the chickens, and look for other old oddities back in the woods, just shoot us an email through the contact us button and we would be happy to set up a time to open up for you!
It sure is good to be back. You have no idea how much I missed you all.